National Institutes of Health

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Laboratory of Host Defenses

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a biomedical research facility primarily located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA. As an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, it is the primary agency of the U.S. government responsible for biomedical and health-related research.

The NIH’s Laboratory of Host Defenses (LHD) studies the genetics and pathophysiology of inherited primary immunodeficiency diseases, such as Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD). LHD clinical investigations aim to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the management or correction of immune dysfunction in patients.

If possible, many patients with CGD register with the NIH and participate in annual or bi-annual visits/checkups, studies, and clinical trials related to CGD research.

The healthcare professionals at NIH are considered to be among the top experts in CGD worldwide, and they can work in concert with your healthcare providers. For many patients with CGD, they are critical component of their healthcare team. Healthcare is provided at no cost for U.S. residents.

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